Daubentonia madagascariensis - Aye-aye



Aye-aye: Copyright David Haring of the Duke University Primate Center

The Aye-aye is one of the world's most bizarre creatures with its long twig-like middle finger, huge eyes, rat-like teeth, and large bat-like ears. This nocturnal lemur, first classified as a rodent, uses its long middle finger as a tool for finding insects. After tapping the tree bark, it uses its sensitive hearing to detect the movement of insect larvae. Studies have found that the aye-aye is capable of sensing insect movement at a depth of 12 feet. Sadly this odd creature is endangered by both habitat destruction in northeastern Madagascar and widespread persecution by native Malagasy as an harbinger of bad luck.

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Daubentonia madagascariensis -- Daubentonia madagascariensis Aye Aye Fran├žais. Identification. ... This is the largest
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) -- Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). MORPHOLOGY: The mean female body mass is
Daubentonia Links -- Daubentonia Links. Science Frontiers Online: The Aye- aye, A Percussive Forager
ADW: Daubentonia madagascariensis: Information -- Daubentonia madagascariensis (aye-aye). ... Family: Daubentoniidae. Genus: Daubentonia.
Aye-aye - Daubentonia madagascariensis - ARKive -- ...photographs, film clips and accompanying information about endangered species, created
Aye-aye - Daubentonia madagascariensis: More Information - ARKive -- ...film clips and accompanying information about endangered species, created by
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) -- The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a mammal belonging to the group of
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Daubentonia madagascariensis -- Daubentonia madagascariensis. Taxonomy. Kingdom, ANIMALIA. ... Citation: Ganzhorn, J.
aye-aye (Daubentonia Madagascariensis) -- Animal Pictures Archive's Species Search Start Point. aye-aye (Daubentonia


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